Bulawayo Community health workers have gone for eight months without receiving their COVID-19 allowances from the City of Bulawayo.
The workers claimed that the local authority has not been releasing funds from the Health and Child Care ministry since March.
They have also lamented poor working conditions, citing the council’s failure to provide personal protective (PPE).
City director of health services Dr Edwin Sibanda said the Health Ministry is yet to release the funds. He said:
COVID-19 allowances are given out by the ministry. In a meeting that we had yesterday, we agreed that a follow up has to be made so that the recipients get the money.
He implored community health workers to lodge their complaints with community health nurses they report to so that they get PPE.